Carl Dillon
Professor

Professional Profile

About My Work
A quintessential scholar is enlightened, contemplative, inquisitive, open-minded, unconcerned with approval and happy in his or her pursuit of knowledge. Such a scholar, a seeker and discoverer of truth, is also balanced in research, teaching, advising and service success. A satisfying, worthwhile career can result from the irony of pursuing such a pleasurable lifestyle and yet benefitting society so greatly.

Teaching Philosophy
Motivation, communication, skill utilization and attitude of the teacher are fundamental to effective learning. Students can teach themselves more and better than I can teach them; my role is primarily to awaken their desire to learn and clarify issues about which they have questions (see Gibran, Kahlil. The Prophet. Alfred A. Knopf Publisher. New York, NY. 1923. p. 56-57). To the degree possible, education should be directed at holistic development, enhancing the student personally as well as professionally. Teaching useful concepts and skills increase the benefits of a course thereby motivating students. Communication, which is a two-way process, is required for effective learning. Attitude of the teacher is also highly influential to the educational process. Teacher performance, as measured by effective learning, is positively correlated with the instructor’s concern that students learn, interest in teaching and efficient effort in teaching.

Contact me for assistance with:

Farm Management, Production Economics, Mathematical Programming, Risk Management, Precision Agriculture

Education

Ph.D. | Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1991

M.S. | Agricultural Economics, Texas A&M University, 1988

B.S. | Agricultural Business, Sam Houston State University, 1985